Stronger Communities

The Big Lunch - getting people together in Central Bedfordshire

The Big Lunch is the UK's annual get together for neighbours.  Due to the pandemic the event in 2020 was The Big Virtual Lunch and took place over the weekend of 6th and 7th June.  

About the Big Lunch

Every year in June since the idea began in 2009, millions of people stop what they're doing and get together with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. 

The idea is that by starting simple, all sorts of friendships, ideas and projects can come out of a Big Lunch. It gets people together and talking — and with a few inspired folks, it can lead to people doing more within their community, and tackling the issues that matter to them most.

Organising a Big Lunch shouldn't be overly complicated, or require a lot of resources or money. By making use of what you already have and doing a little research to see what others can share, you'd be surprised at what you can all bring to the 'virtual' table!